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Attachment insecurities and identification of at-risk individuals following the death of a loved one

Jerga, Angelique; Shaver, Phillip R; Wilkinson, Ross

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We examined variables that might identify at-risk individuals following the death of a significant other. Previous research indicates attachment anxiety is associated with more intense grief, while avoidant individuals seem to cope with loss as well as secure individuals. Participants in this study (368 adults aged 17-49) completed an online survey measuring general and relationship-specific attachment insecurities, relationship characteristics, loss circumstances, and typical and prolonged...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50379
Source: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
DOI: 10.1177/0265407510397987

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